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Area 7 San Juan Islands (Obstruction Pass - Orcas Island) Fishing Report
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Name: Excel Fishing Charters Contact: (877) 805-1729
Washington's finest in saltwater fishing action including salmon,halibut,ling cod, and various bottomfish. Whether salmon fishing on the calm waters of Puget Sound or catching Halibut from the depths of the Pacific out of Neah Bay, you will enjoy a personalized trip with Captain Tom Burlingame. All bait, gear, and fish cleaning provided. Also available, The Inn at Neah Bay!
Name: John Kruse Date: May 31, 2004 Rating:
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Spent a few relaxing days on a family vacation at the scenic and laid back Lieberhaven Resort on the SE end of Orcas Island at Obstruction Pass. I spent a couple of hours each day fishing from the marina or from a kayak.

Overall, fishing was pretty slow this year. My son and I managed to catch four rockfish, one flounder, and one piling perch. All were released except for the flounder. We also hooked a cabezon of about three pounds that we lost as we were landing it.

The kayaking was wonderful. Very peaceful, very different from normal fishing, and definitely a treat to have a seal come and check you out from a distance of five yards or less.

A local article in the newspaper said that sportfishing has been declining steadily for salmon and bottomfish over the last 20 years, though a couple of locals I spoke with said the bottom fishing is still very good if you know where to go.

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